Fix8 Media Squarespace designers and developers have always been dedicated to helping nonprofits spread the word. The agency has passionately embraced its nonprofit clients, working closely with them to effect compelling, modern websites that enable them to clearly convey their messages to supporters. So when Fix8 learned about the amazing work being done by Funraise.io, they knew they wanted to get involved.
“Fix8 loves working with nonprofits,” says Josh Neimark, founder and creative director of the Squarespace-only website design and development boutique agency located just outside of Boulder, Colorado. “We offer three different packages to meet the needs of nonprofits on any budget—because we truly want to help.”
Neimark adds that Fix8 Media is in its third year of hosting an annual Squarespace website giveaway, during which the Squarespace design agency builds a website soup to nuts for a deserving entrant. “Our first-ever giveaway was awarded to Debbie’s Treasure Chest [DTC], a Massachusetts nonprofit that provides assistance to at-risk kids in the area,” he says. “The work we did with the DTC team ultimately helped them win a $100,000 grant. I can’t even explain how amazing that was for our team to know we had a part in helping all those children.”
When Neimark learned about the potential afforded by the Funraise.io fundraising platform when integrated with Squarespace, he knew Fix8 Media wanted to be a part of it. “This is an advanced fundraising tool for nonprofits that are serious about raising money online and engaging with their supporters,” says Neimark. “It combines many aspects of a very sophisticated CRM system with a donation functionality—and it has the ability to be styled to seamlessly match your Squarespace website.”
Funraise.io CEO Justin Wheeler was thrilled to partner with Fix8 Media, due to the firm’s expertise in the Squarespace platform and proven dedication to the nonprofit sector. “Squarespace is a great platform in which nonprofits can build a beautiful site,” he says. “This is so important in the online giving process, as people who see a terrible site won’t trust you, and therefore won’t donate to your cause.”
With Fix8 Media’s ability to craft gorgeous and highly effective websites, Wheeler sees the Funraise integration being a win-win for nonprofits. “When you start with a nice, professional website, then add a beautiful donation process with Funraise that leaves a memorable experience in the donor’s mind, you build trust,” he says. “And that trust is invaluable in the giving relationship a nonprofit establishes with its supporters.”
The Funraise integration captures the donor’s data, enabling the nonprofit to then cultivate a relationship with that donor for years to come.
Neimark adds that Fix8 Media’s ability to customize the look of Funraise for the client enables a seamless integration of the robust fundraising tool. “A lot of our clients are smaller nonprofits who don’t have the technical skills or bandwith to integrate such a powerful tool in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and functionally in line with best practices in Squarespace,” he says. “With our help, we can give our client the best of both worlds: a beautiful, powerful Squarespace website complete with the incredibly robust donation functionality afforded by Funraise.io.”